Rounding up Day #3!
This means that we are more than half way finished!
Recap . . .
Even Mike is feeling a lot better. Still drained, but the detox is finally starting to show signs of lifting!
4:50AM – My eyes are wide open and I am wide awake ON A SUNDAY MORNING! For the life of me I cannot get back to sleep so I get to work way earlier than I planned. I drink my first juice (master cleanse) and then its work flow in the kitchen for the next 5 hours. I’m feeling pretty foggy, but it has nothing to do with detox and all to do with the monthly gifts of being a girl.
11AM – I am feeling a bit better and finally sit down with a juice to tackle some paperwork.
When I get home, I am feeling a bit weak and so I climb into bed only to close my eyes but not actually be able to fall asleep. It is such a weird feeling since I am notorious for taking after work naps. At this point, Mike falls asleep (HARD) and I juice our next drink, an apple ginger shot, a grapefruit cucumber juice for tomorrow and get our Master Cleanses prepped.
4PM – After I drink my green juice, I am feeling pretty good, so good that Juliann and I decide to walk out of our apartments and take a LONG walk through waikiki.
It was hot but it was so nice to get out there, move and sweat. We even saw this guy hanging out by the shore.
I really am back to a point where I definitely want to add exercise in my life. The fact I had the energy to do that on a day and at a time where I would normally be in a Netflix coma amazes me. I would not mind doing that every day this week with a hike thrown in there.
5:45PM – When I got home, Mike was awake and it was smoothie time.
I cannot believe we went through this entire bag of organic power greens! Costco trip is in the future.
After finishing up, I decided to write today’s recap and Mike ON HIS OWN decided to make an unplanned green juice for himself. This is big people . . .
I am banking on this energy and clarity to boost me through this week and beyond. My goal is to be at work at 5 every day except one. After the kitchen portion of my day, another goal is to get planning on the bigger projects ahead for work as well as get some personal tasks knocked off the never ending to-do list.
Another goal of mine is to really take post-cleansing seriously and not fall back into bad habits. This will mean more of a daily-ish update. yay!
2 days to go!
More and more people are starting to notice how many crazy ‘challenges’ I decide to attempt. Truth is, I have been doing this since I was fresh out of high school in my personal training/body building days (yes, thats correct).
I’m a sucker for the fresh start of a new challenge, organizing the days, the food prep and the psyching myself up. I also love to see what changes my body makes and more importantly my mind. The greatest experiments are the ones that show the direct correlation between the fuel you consume and how it affects your energy, your mood and the overall positivity of your life. This of course comes after a detox period of usually a few days.
I also like to do these things because I’m in the biz. The things I create and the experiments I partake in help me become a better healing foods chef and a better visionary for a growing holistic company.
Experiments + Challenges = CREATION!
With that said . . . My interesting eats will be coming to an end for 5 whole days because we (my fiance, myself and juliann) are doing a 5 day juice cleanse!
I drink juice most every day. In fact, not too long ago I was on a kick where I would do one 24 hour green juice fast every week. You know, the one during my yearly purification cleanse. I have not done a juice cleanse in a long time while Mike has never done one at all.
I jumped all over the fact that he even thought about completing one. I’m not surprised though, all the talk, newspaper articles and news segments about Blue Tree Cleanses are turning skeptics into green juice junkies every single day.
From what I learned and what I know, I developed a 5 day cleanse for us to do that includes a few juices, a smoothie and kombucha to end the day. It just so happens that we are re-vamping our programs so some of these things could end up being a part of our next cleanse development phase.
Tomorrow after work, there are a few more things we need to purchase like jars and cashews (for cinnamon cashew milk) and we will officially begin!
Juice cleansing gives your body a great shot at releasing stored toxins that drag your life dowwwwn. It also gives you a personal chance to see what your life is like when it does not revolve around food. It also will give us all a chance to reboot for the crazy adventures ahead and so all of us simply cannot afford to NOT be at our best selves.
To pass the time, we both have individual hobbies to keep us busy as well as beautiful beaches to go to that will hopefully make those detox headaches a bit more bearable. With the extra time, I would like to rest first and foremost when I need it. Naps are essential for me during the process. When my energy rolls back in, I’d like to deep clean or organize an area of the apartment, work on organizing some Blue Tree tasks and of course have the goal of blogging each day.